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Black Bear Making a Bear's Nest

You can see that the bear is creating what is called a bear's nest. It is not a place of rest like you might think, but rather an accumulation of branches and twigs and is a sign that a bear has been eating here. So if you are in bear country and look up into a tree and see a pile like this that is bigger than a squirrel's nest and not cupped, you may have found a place where a bear had a meal. Look for some bear claw marks on the tree as well.

Black Bear Foragingbear in a treebear's nest